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Piggott Brothers and Co

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July 1887.
August 1898.
October 1909.
July 1910.
July 1910.

of 220/226 Bishopsgate, London, EC2. Telephone: Bishopsgate 4851. Telegraphic Address: "Piggott, London"

1780 Company founded during the reign of George III. Piggott Brothers started trading in the City of London at No. 10 Old Jewry.

1841 Moved to larger premises in Cripplegate.

1862 Moved again - to Bishopsgate.

c.1912 Tried making an aircraft - see Piggott Brothers and Co: Aircraft

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Tarpaulins, Flagstaffs, Flags, Wind Cones, Banners, Bannerettes, Shields, Jointers, Tents, Rope Ladders, Fall Ropes, Canvas bags, Machine Covers, Rick Covers, Lorry Covers, Rope Tackles, Rope Slings, Dust Covers. (Stand. D.207)

1950s Started supplying the world famous West End Christmas lights, since their inception.

  • Piggotts was one of the earliest suppliers of fibreglass flagstaffs, manufactures of caravan awnings, and designers of windsock masts for the first North Sea Oil Rigs.

1970 Moved to an eleven acre site near Ongar, Essex.

1973 Supplied the Chelsea Flower show with their marquees.

c2000 Became a member of the Crown group of companies and re-established a City office, again in Bishopsgate.

  • Note: (07/08)
    • Piggotts are one of the oldest private UK companies. They have their own website - see below.

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